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Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!

     Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human pin cushion? Have you ever witnessed a dance through hoops of fire? How about a snake charmer? Wandering freaks and street performers will leave you in awe. We’ll have fire eaters, fire spinners, contortionists, the whole nine yards!  But, please, heed my warning and beware of the clowns!
     October  13th – 14th, 2023 is the annual Wickedly Whiting, the Region’s original and only all Halloween, oddities and horror festival! The fun starts from 11a.m. and lasts until 11p.m.
      Stroll along the midway and shop the peddlers selling their tonics, treasures and unusual merchandise.  Just watch your back. You’ll never know who or what will be behind you… Visit the beer garden with live entertainment . One of a kind local craft beers and meads will be on tap!
     The beer garden is family friendly until 5p.m. Comfort foods of all kinds will be available from our many traveling vendors. Join us October 8th, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. in Whiting, Indiana for the second annual Wickedly Whiting Festival! Located 17 minutes south of the Chicago Loop, this Halloween festival is the first of its kind in the region. Enter the festival if you dare through a block long graveyard scene…but be careful as you do, Zombies are everywhere! Once you get through, hopefully alive, you will be relieved to discover that you are inside the festival, a festival of food, fun, and shopping! (There’s a chicken entrance for those who don’t dare…) 

     There will be many types of comfort foods await, perfect for a fall day.

     Scare addicts can shop the Market of the Living Dead for all types of Halloween, sci-fi & horror items. Artists display their dark talents, and people create monsters right before your eyes!
     There’s a stage for the young…and the young at heart…with magicians, reptiles, and costume contests. Take part in the Howling contest. As dusk settles, take a seat for Halloween themed movies.
     Grab a drink in the haunted beer garden and enjoy live local music, dancing, friends, and fun! Don’t miss the adult costume contest!
       Call 219-659-0292! or email wickedlywhiting@gmail.com
      For more information on Wickedly Whiting you can visit our website at wickedlywhiting.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
      If you’re interested in volunteering for Wickedly Whiting, please give us a call! Our fest would not be possible without the help of our volunteers. Huge thank you to everyone that’s helped out, the Chamber really appreciates it.
     See you at Wickedly Whiting!

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.